Editor's Note: Isabella Gerhke, a sophomore at Saco High School, took first place in the 7th-12th Grade Category of the Montana Memory Project Short Story Contest, a state-wide writing competition.
Gerhke is a student in Kelly Downing's English Class at Saco High School.
Winners of the contest were announced on Saturday, March 27, via distinctlymontana.com.
The following is Gerhke's award winning story named "The Sapphire Pendant."
In one hand he held her photo and in the other her necklace. He recalled how much she loved that necklace. She would smile and tell admiring friends of how the n...